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2014 Campus Safety and Security Report

The 2014 Annual Campus Safety and Security Report is available on the WKU Police website. In addition to crime and fire statistics for 2013, the report details policies about the police department, how to report fires and crimes to the police, and provides information from the Department of Environment, Health and Safety on campus fires […]

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WKU’s 34th annual Mathematics Symposium Oct. 10-11

WKU’s 34th annual Mathematics Symposium will be held Oct. 10-11 at Snell Hall. Keynote speakers are Dr. Robert L. Devaney of Boston University who will discuss The Fractal Geometry of the Mandelbrot Set and Dr. Louis H. Kauffman of University of Illinois at Chicago who will discuss Knots and Physics. The symposium, featuring presentations on […]

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WKU Libraries selects winner of 8th Evelyn Thurman book award

Author, illustrator of ‘Jilli, That’s Silly!’ to be honored in November WKU Libraries has selected Jilli, That’s Silly! — A Story About Being a Girl, written by Christa Carpenter and illustrated by Mark Wayne Adams, as the winner of the eighth Evelyn Thurman Young Readers Book Award. The national award was created to honor the […]

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13 Gatton Academy seniors recognized by 2 organizations

Thirteen seniors from The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky have been recognized by two separate organizations for their work in the classroom. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation recognized 11 Gatton Academy students as Commended Students. This brings the total number of Gatton Academy Students recognized by the National Merit Scholarship […]

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WKU Libraries faculty member receives KLA Innovation Award

Nancy Richey, WKU Libraries Associate Professor, received the Innovation Award from the Special Libraries section of the Kentucky Library Association (KLA) at its annual meeting Sept. 19 in Louisville. The award recognizes the contributions of an individual who has applied creative ideas or innovative thinking in his/her library which has resulted in significantly changed or […]

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WKU to honor high school scholars at recognition events

WKU will honor top scholars from area high schools for their academic achievements. Here’s the 2014 schedule of recognition events: Oct. 14: Five County Scholars Luncheon (Allen, Butler, Edmonson, Logan and Simpson counties) at 11:30 a.m. at WKU’s Augenstein Alumni Center, 292 Alumni Ave., Bowling Green. Oct. 17: Bowling Green/Warren County Scholars Luncheon at 11:30 […]

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WKU Week in Photos: Sept. 22-27, 2014

Here is the latest installment of WKU Week in Photos by Clinton Lewis and Bryan Lemon of WKU Public Affairs.

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Fulbright Scholar to discuss skin-lightening trend Oct. 9 at WKU

Dr. Gitiara Nasreen, a 2014 Fulbright Scholar at Howard University and a professor at the University of Dhaka in Bangladesh, will present Whitewashing the Color Politics: The “Unfair” Construction of Beauty for the (Market) Beast at 4 p.m. Oct. 9 at WKU’s Faculty House. Dr. Nasreen will discuss the complex issues involved in skin-lightening products and […]

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Journal of American Folklore moves to WKU

The Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology at WKU announces that the Folk Studies faculty members have been chosen as the new editors of the Journal of American Folklore (JAF). The Journal of American Folklore presents significant research findings and theoretical analyses from folklore and related fields. The new editors welcome submissions beginning Oct. 6. […]

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WKU forensics team wins two tournaments in Indiana

The WKU forensics team traveled to Muncie, Indiana, to take part in two tournaments, the Mid-America Forensic League Numbers 1 and 2, the weekend of Sept. 27-28. WKU was crowned team sweepstakes champion at both tournaments, ahead of 12 other schools, including Bradley University, University of Northern Iowa, Illinois State University, Ball State University and […]

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WKU celebrating 10th anniversary of Green River Preserve

In the past 10 years at WKU’s Green River Preserve, hundreds of endangered mussels have been released, more than 14,000 trees have been planted, wildlife and plants have been inventoried and numerous student research projects have been conducted at the 1,520-acre site in Hart County. “We are valuing, preserving and restoring Kentucky’s environmental and cultural […]

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View from the Hill – Unique Rocking Chair Exhibit

A unique folk art exhibit is on display at the Kentucky Museum.  Amy Bingham has a preview in this week’s View from the Hill.  

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